if he could, Shapiro would limit web access; only 14,000 people signed up.

if he could, Shapiro would limit web access; only 14,000 people signed up.
Big Brother 2‘s new executive producer isn’t psyched about the live feeds broadcast over the web, because he tells Zap2it.com that he “would only limit it because people on the web seem to know about things that are going to happen on the television show before they happen. … That’s frustrating to me in terms of building tension and suspense and all of that.” The site also reports that only 14,000 people have signed up for the live feeds, although that number may not include people who signed up for Real’s Gold Pass under Real’s Major League Baseball promotion, which was cheaper than CBS’ fee.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.